A popular spring shade plant: waxy, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers are held above the upright, elliptic foliage. Lily-of-the-Valley's spreading habit makes it a useful groundcover under deciduous trees or in areas with partial sun or shade. The fragrance is one of those classics for spring. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Dry shady woodland, usually on calcareous soils and especially in ash woodlands.